A – Registration usually begins at the end of February/early March. Registration will close depending on participant counts. (Registration for the 2023 season is now closed).
A – Registration is open now for our 2023 season - please click here to register.
A – Our football program can accept players ages 5 through 14.
A – Each football team has two age groups.
6U – 5 & 6
8U – 7 & 8
10U – 9 & 10
12U – 11 & 12
14U – 13 & 14
A – August 1st
A – We are in the rear of Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. If you turn heading west on Malachite Drive off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd, we are toward the end of the road and you can see our building on the south side of Malachite and Mustang Alley.
A – Registration is $350. We offer a sibling discount of $25 for each child after the first registrant.
A –Each player will receive a reversible personalized jersey, integrated game pants, warm-up t-shirt and shorts to keep. Socks and equipment bags will be available for purchase as add-ons at equipment fittings. You will also have use of a helmet and shoulder pads both to be returned at the end of the season.
A – Returners do receive priority consideration, but roster spots are not guaranteed.
A – Practices during the month of August are Monday through Friday 6-8pm. After Labor Day, practices are reduced to three days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
A – Yes, sometimes due to rainouts during the month of August, we may practice on a Saturday or Sunday. We also may practice on a weekend during August in order to get our required conditioning hours in.-
A – The games are played on Saturdays in the Tampa Bay area. We play teams in Manatee, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties. The fields are typically no more than 75 minutes away from our home field. The first game (6U) begins at 9:00am and the games are played every two hours throughout the day. Field Locations can be found HERE.
A – No, there are no tryouts. Coaches will do player assessments. They will
then will place them in a position based on performance and where they will fit
A – Regular Season: There are 8 or 9 regular season games which usually run through the end of October. We usually have four or five home games and the rest are away.
Post Season: After the regular season games are over, there are Conference playoffs for the teams with the best record in their division. If a team wins the Conference Championship, they then go on to play in the Regional playoffs, and if they continue to win, at the end is the Regional Championship game.
A – ● Original Certified Birth Certificate* (Not needed for prior year returners)
*We will copy the birth certificate and return the original to you.
● Current Year Player/Participant Contract
● Current Year Medical/Physical Form
● Current School Year Report Card (All 4 Qtrs)
● Current Year Code of conduct
● Volunteer check - in the amount of $350 dollars, this will be held and returned when your 10 hours is fulfilled. If your hours are not fulfilled, the check will be cashed
● Equipment check - in the amount of $200 dollars, this will be held and returned when your equipment is returned. If the equipment is not returned, your check will be cashed.
● We will need a picture for the info card, but we can take it and print it at the field during an in-person registration. Otherwise, it needs to be a picture with no other people, in focus, no more than two years old, around 2”x2”, and no sunglasses or hats allowed.
A – We post all our upcoming events including paperwork turn-ins, uniform fittings, equipment handout, coach meet & greets, etc. on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/EastManateeBulldogspw
We also have a calendar on our website where we will add important dates: https://eastmanateebulldogs.com/upcoming-dates
A – Yes, all of our football coaches receive the Southeast Pop Warner training as well as online USA Football Heads Up training.
A – Yes, all of our coaches, board members, and team parents must pass a FDLE as well as a Multistate Criminal and Sex Offender background screen before they are allowed to fill their volunteer role.